Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
going to be walking down main street inri roslindal in boston saying thank you to the community. >> this is the third year you've done it. have you seen tangible results? is it actually helping beyond the one day? >> i think we've seen an increase in sales and we've seen a carry over of people really understanding the importance of small businesses. i mean, this has real become a movement. you have over 300 community organizations that have supported small business saturday, elected officials in all 50 states. the senate passed a unanimous resolution. how often does that happen in washington? >> that's right. >> and last year we had the president and his two daughters shopping at a local bookstore in washington so i think what's important is, this is not just about small business saturday. it's really the kickoff for the holiday season and a kickoff for support of small business saturd saturday. >> across the administration you're going to be seeing this again. many will be out shopping. many in my cabinet already have plans, and you probably have plans too. >> absolutely. i'll
Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
boston, new york and chicago. >>> some incredible sports highlights are straight ahead, plus just 12 short years ago it was billed as the tallest and fastest wooden coaster, but now no more. we're going to tell you why. >>> weekend forecast is definitely talking about the big chill. all those details coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> well, good morning. some other stories making news across america now. hundreds of volunteers helped serve thousands of men, women, and children in need of a traditional thanksgiving dinner at the midnight mission in los angeles. it was a festive atmosphere for the diners, many of whom are homeless. legendary actor dick van dyke who helps out every year says serving at the mission makes his holiday. >>> meanwhile, in sacramento, nearly 28,000 runners and walkers took part in the 19th annual run to feed the hungry race. it raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for the sacramento food bank. >>> east and west coasters took to the streets thanksgiving morning in turkey trots. in bethesda, maryland, a turkey character greeted all of the runners.
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
december 12th. and if things run smoothly, they're going to expand it next year to boston, chicago and new york. >>> 6:32. if you're going to brave though malls and you're going to be ready to brave that cold weather too, let's get a look at the forecast with christina loren. >> hey, good morning to you, laura and marla. good morning to you at home. is this a fantastic way to start out a black friday or what? it is crisp out there but you don't have to fight through the fog to reach your destination. maybe you want to shop in downtown san francisco. getting there won't be a problem but make sure you have your coat ready to go because it is chilly out there. let's show you san jose. temperatures are running nice and mild this morning in some parts of the bay area. san jose, for instance, we're in the upper 40s, close to about 50 degrees. it's going to be a mild start to the day here but watch out up in napa, 36 degrees. and you have one mile and three-quarters of visibility so we are seeing deep pockets of fog start to develop. what's happening is the fog is creeping in from the del
Nov 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
the city of boston. today, we will present a congressional gold medal to aung san suu kyi in recognition of her efforts to liberate the people of burma. today, we celebrate her steadfast commitment to democracy, stability, and human dignity, and we do so in a manner worthy of her ideals. nancy pelosi initiated the measure of awarding this metal and republican george w. bush signed into law. his wife, former first lady laura bush, is with us today, as is her predecessor, secretary of state hillary clinton. coming together in mutual respect, a step from the chambers where we passionately debate the issues of the day that has become almost second nature to us. but it is a blessing, and we will hear over and over during the course of this ceremony, aung san suu kyi has shown the world just how hard one it really is. on behalf of the congress, let me express how humble and honored we are by your presence here in the rotunda of the united states capitol. >> ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the presentation of the callers by the united states armed forces color guard, the sing